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Chevy/GM 6.0L Gas?

What's the word on these trucks and motors, specifically the 04-06 models?  I've seen some pretty decent deals on 2500HD's with the 6.0's in them.  A friend of mine had an 05, seemed to me that he got right around 14 mpg at best highway?  I know the 6.0's are gas hogs, but people seem to really like their towing ability.  Any thoughts here?  I'd be curious to hear what guys who have had them have to say.  Any issues, etc?

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Hey trax~

Good engine and tranny,2003-2005 1 outof 10 had lifter noise (actually cyclinder slap) when cold starting but know worries,the same powertrain from 2007 and up have a 5yr/100k warrenty.

One other thing is the secondary steering shaft,take her for a spin and turn a few corners,you might feel a raddle,its an easy fix and most dealers have "good will'd " the fix @ n/c on trucks under 100k,but your area might be different,just a headsup.

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I had an 03 Chev 3/4 6 liter and I loved it.
I traded it because I did not think I would be
pulling a camper anymore but found out
later that was very wrong.  I've been running
Chevy 1/2 tons with the 5.3 liter but they
are a little to light for pulling a heavy camper.
I went to a crew cab 4 door, but I hate the
small box, it's a real pain.

Funny you should mention because I just
traded again on a 09 3/4 6 liter with a 6
speed auto trany. Price was very right!

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We have 5 of the 6 litres in our workfleet and for the 3 years I've been there they have been great trucks.  Snow plows on them in the winter and lot's of towing year around.  Like was mentioned above my only complaint is they are really 'THIRSTY".

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I have an 2001 chevy with a 6.0 and I love it, good power, make around 15 hwy, always starts in the cold, loves to run at higher rpms, I was told the piston slap is normal and that the top end of the engines are built like the engines for race cars once everything warms up the noise goes away.
I am excited to get my hands on the 6.2ltr and see if there is any difference, I think its bigger gas engine you can get then with a ford or dodge I believe.

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i got a 04 2500LD with the 6.0....12MPG......all the time......

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be careful pressure washing these engines.  moisture gets in the knock sensors and ruins them. 

 

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had a 04 6 liter good top end power but i too noticed the engine rattlin a bit when cold but doesnt seem to be a problem good trucks but if pullin a trailer a lot cant beat a diesel on power and mileage

my opinion

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I have a 01 5.3 in a half ton.  I hear rattling and knocking when she is cold but goes away when it warms up.  It has been doing it for quite some time.  I have almost got a 150,000 miles on er and it has been a great truck.  My buddy has the same truck and he has almost 400,000 miles on it with no major problems.

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Had a 2000 chevy 2500. Great towing power but the gas mileage abosolutly sucked.

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Traded in my 01 1500 on a 04 Yukon XL Denali last summer.  Was pretty anxious to see what kind of milage I would get with the 6.0 and AWD.   Pulled 16-17 this summer and averaging around 13 this winter so I'm pretty pleased.  Cold snaps usually worse as idle time to warm up I increase quite a bit.

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I have an 01 with 100,000 trouble free miles.  I run this truck like I'm in a BAJA race every time I take to the hills, can't seem to break it.  I would purchase another in a heartbeat.  Decent towing power for a gasser, gets 10.5 mpg towing and 13.0 otherwise.  The piston slap is from a skirtless piston design in 01 and 02.  I believe they went back to a skirted piston in 03.

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My personal opinion.  Get the most heavy duty pickup you can afford.  The gas mileage isn't going to be a big enough difference between a 1500 half a 1500 HD or the 2500.  Maybe when you get up to the 2500 HD it will but I'm here to say that driving my 2006 it gets hardly any worse than my buddies regular 1500.

Even if you want to pinch pennies.  The saving in your fuel is going to pale in comparison to the loss in power and ability to handle loads.  Big GIANT difference in both my uncle and my opinions on the 1500 HD he sold me to the new regular half he purchased brand new.  The HD is just so much more comfortable with ANY type of load to it.

I will most likely never own a regular 1500 again as long as I will be hooking onto boats, campers, snowmobile trailers, etc.


 

 

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Now as far as fuel.

My uncle put about 27,000 miles on the pickup before I bought it.  He never ONCE changed the fuel economy.  For the life of those 27,000 miles he averaged 12.2 miles per gallon.

I have done much more eye watching on it.  On the highway with no load and no wind I can get 16 to even 17 mpg at 65 mph.  Now, if there is a wind or I bump it up to 70 I'll get around 14.5 mpg.  The minute I hook up to a boat or work it hard I'm going to be down to 10 to 12.  In town, well, it just pure stinks.  Usually around 10 and lower.  So, if you punch all those numbers together and stuff is pretty much a lock that over the life of the pickup I'll get around 12 mpg.

Was hooked up to a non-aluminum 4 place snowmobile trailer with three snowmobiles and two portable ice houses and averaged 9 to 11 miles per gallon.  9 was when I was putting the screws to it via hills or something.

My buddies regular 1500 half crew gets really nothing better than my 1500 HD.  He said over the weekend he'll never not get the at least a 1500HD.  Just some food for thought.


 

 

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Tim, I assume you've got the 6.0 in that 1500HD?  One of our company trucks is an 03 1500 HD, but I seldom spend time in it.  Seems solid.  I checked today and the fuel mileage calculator says 11.5 mpg, all in town driving. 

My current 1500 needs replaced.  The 5.3 is fine really, and I can get 17 or so if I drive nicely on the highway, 14-15 in the city.  The 6.0's, at least the earlier ones, seem to get 14-15 at best.  In town 10 to 11.  Average of about 12.  Not a huge difference I guess. 

I too like the HD series.  More truck than std. for sure.

For the mileage I drive, the difference between the 5.3 and 6.0 mileage probably isn't substantial.  I'll put about 10,000 mi a year on, maybe less.  The added towing capability of the 6.0 would be welcome too, I seem to be spending more and more time pulling the boat or decoy trailer. 

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Now I dont know how much stock to put in to this but I have been told that the 6 liters in the Denalis etc for some reason get better mileage than those motors in the HD's
Had the word detuned used on me as to why the difference .

I average about 14-15 in the summer on a Denali , less in winter , very  good power ,
never had a problem of any sort

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6.0 (Chev)or V10 (Ford/Dodge) is going to be my next purhase; unless I can find a sweet deal on a gently used and low priced diesel---not likely.  

My 97 Ford 1/2 ton with a 4.6 5 speed has the pedal to the floor when pulling my boat and gets, AT BEST, 10 mpg with 7.5-8.5 the norm...  That is from Fargo to Devils which is a pretty flat pull.

2 buddies with 6.0 Chevys; 1 with the 1500HD and the other has the 2500 have been very happy.  The 1500 gets up to 15 on the perfect day, the 2500 gets 12.5 at best, but they both get 11 pulling ANYTHING..

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Trax,

Yes, it is the 6.0.

Been happy with the pickup.  Ride is a tad rough but jeepers, I can't have everything!  One thing I am somewhat concerned with even though I don't see a 5th wheel in my future for quite some time is I don't know if the 1500 HD is enough.  I'm guessing a guy would be much happier with the 2500.  I had a little squat to her when I was hauling the ice fishing gear last weekend.

I contemplated chipping out the pickup.  Was going to but spent the 300-400 elsewhere.  Still might, especially if fuel prices explode again.  It doesn't help you tremendously but if you drive enough the couple extra gallons per mile quickly add up when spending 3 plus per gallon of fuel.

Also, I didn't see a huge difference in fuel differences.  Dad did get the best with the pickup at 17 mpg when he filled with premium.  I'll do more studies on that this summer.


 

 

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54,Not the same engine,the denalli has the high out engine,more Hp where the HD 6lit has more torq~ and less Hp,a stump puller if you will.

Timmer's~

Does'nt your 1500HD have 3.73 gears? rather than 4.10's...less rpm's= better mpg's.Just about every HD truck out there will average 12mpg's prior to 2007 when power changes were made (new body style GMT 900)

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Thanks Snow , learned something new today

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I just bought a half-ton with the new 6.0 vmax which is a different motor(L76), than the 3/4 ton 6.0, and the earlier 1500 hd's. so far i haven't really pulled anything for mileage that way but  with the AFM, which cuts it to 4 cylinders down hills, flat terrain going 55,etc, i get right around 17, i drove from bis to beulah and back which was 78 on interstate 65 on 49, and 55 on the gravel had a wind against me on the way there and no wind on the way back, the average was 16.6 that was using the auto start(runs for 10 minutes) twice, and cruise control on everywhere except the gravel. My 5.3 which i had exhaust, cold air intake, and a hypertech programmer on the similar route was getting about 17-18, summer driving nice was close to 19.5mpg. A buddy at work has an 1500HD and he gets 12-14, 4.10 gears i think, another guy has a 05 1500 hd gets around 14 pretty religously 3.73. both guys love the trucks and when they pull they are glad for the extra torque the 6.0 has over the 5.3. I liked the half ton better because i still have the Auto option for the transfer case, have 367 hp 375 ft/lbs, no stabilitrak, and half-ton ride, but it has the MAX suspension which is not as stiff or have the springs the 3/4tons have for towing but is a little beefier than the regular or z71.

this is a pretty good site for the silverado, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevrolet_Silverado

on a side note i have a hypertech III programmer and K&N cold air intake for sale for a 2000 truck the programmer is for all 2000 model v-8 truck motors, while the K&N should fit most 5.3 99-07

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snow,

Ah yes, very good point and something I stupidly didn't take into consideration especially when talking 2500s.  Yes, I have the 3.73 gears.

Although, do any of the 1500HDs come with 4:10 unless special ordering?

What's the 2500s come with mostly?  They come stock as 4:10s?

Like I said, if you averaged everything into my pickup I get 12 mpg.  That' drive time on highway, that's tow time, that's idle time and that'd driving in the city.  If I had to give an honest number on mpg on highway under normal North Dakota conditions I'm most likely going to get around 14.

Towing is 10 to 11.  Mostly closer to 10.


 

 

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snow Said:
54,Not the same engine,the denalli has the high out engine,more Hp where the HD 6lit has more torq~ and less Hp,a stump puller if you will.

Timmer's~

Does'nt your 1500HD have 3.73 gears? rather than 4.10's...less rpm's= better mpg's.Just about every HD truck out there will average 12mpg's prior to 2007 when power changes were made (new body style GMT 900)

kind of true Snow

Models

Model Year Engine Power Torque
1500 Regular Cab 1999-2001 4.3 L Vortec 4300 L35 or LU3 V6 195 hp (145 kW) 260 lb·ft (353 N·m)
1999 4.8 L Vortec 4800 V8 255 hp (190 kW) 285 lb·ft (386 N·m)
2000 270 hp (201 kW) 285 lb·ft (386 N·m)
1999 5.3 L Vortec 5300 V8 270 hp (201 kW) 315 lb·ft (427 N·m)
2000–2003 285 hp (213 kW) 325 lb·ft (441 N·m)
2004 295 hp (220 kW) 335 lb·ft (454 N·m)
1500 Extended Cab 1999 4.8 L Vortec 4800 V8 255 hp (190 kW) 285 lb·ft (386 N·m)
2000 270 hp (201 kW) 285 lb·ft (386 N·m)
1999 5.3 L Vortec 5300 V8 270 hp (201 kW) 315 lb·ft (427 N·m)
2000–2003 285 hp (213 kW) 325 lb·ft (441 N·m)
2004 295 hp (220 kW) 335 lb·ft (454 N·m)
2006 6.0 L Vortec 6000 V8 345 hp (257 kW) 380 lb·ft (515 N·m)
2008 6.0 L Vortec 6000 V8 367 hp (274 kW) 375 lb·ft (508 N·m)
2500 1999–2005 6.0 L Vortec 6000 V8 300 hp (224 kW) 360 lb·ft (488 N·m)
GMC Sierra C3 2001 6.0 L Vortec 6000 V8 325 hp (242 kW) 370 lb·ft (502 N·m)
GMC Sierra Denali 2002–2005
2006 6.0 L Vortec 6000 V8 345 hp (257 kW) 380 lb·ft (515 N·m)
Chevrolet Silverado SS 2003

this doesn't have the 6.2 on it but on that wikpedia site it shows its power that has been in the 07 newer denali's, escalades, and now the 1500. 403 hp 413ft/lbs

The newer 2500 had 2 different hp's depending on from what i seen, GVW, the heavier one had like 20 more horse if it was over 9800lbs i think to take it to 360hp now the 2010 i think are a little different again.

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I have a 04 2500 with 6.0L and get 9-10 in town and 12.5-13.5 highway.  The 6.0L is thirsty, but the power it has makes up for that.

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I bought a 2009 2500HD with the 6.0 six weeks ago and am getting 11 in town and 11.9 on the highway with roughly 1400 miles on it.  I traded in a 2500 with the 5.7 and wow what an increase in power.  The incentives are nice right now for the 2009s. 

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My personal opinion.  Get the most heavy duty pickup you can afford.  The gas mileage isn't going to be a big enough difference between a 1500 half a 1500 HD or the 2500.  Maybe when you get up to the 2500 HD it will but I'm here to say that driving my 2006 it gets hardly any worse than my buddies regular 1500.

i used to have a 03 1500 hd crew - with a 6.0 liter.  I now have a 07 1/2 crew --- my 1/2 tonner will go through twice as much $hit as that hd.  1/2 rides like a caddy.  If your not pulling anything more then a boat - 1/2 ton may be the way to go.  If your pulling then go with the super duty ford:)

Stay thirsty my friends

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short,

I just don't like how they feel.  I guess I don't know what the 07 feels like but my uncle's new pickup just seems a bit...um...weak.  Doesn't feel as "manly" or "tough" or whatever.  Can't explain it, I just simply agree with him.  He says he got the shaft when he sold me his pickup.  Said he wants it back.  I say sure but at the same price.  Ha ha!

Haven't ba ha'd snow yet.  The 1/2 lighter and that's why you think it goes through more snow?  Shorter too?  Speaking of, my uncle cusses the living heck out of the little pickup box but that's just the way it is now a days.

Maybe I need more time in a new 1/2 but the HD just seems well, for all lack of words, heavier duty.  I guess that's a reason she's called an HD .


 

 

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I just bought a close out 2009 Chev 3/4 ton
with the 6 liter.  Price was very good and so
were the incentives.  It does have 3:73 gears
with the towing package.  Suppose to pull
about anything I want.  I had a 2006 1/2 Chev
that never did get much over 15 mpg, so this
new one won't be much worse.

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snow Said:
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Does'nt your 1500HD have 3.73 gears? rather than 4.10's...less rpm's= better mpg's.Just about every HD truck out there will average 12mpg's prior to 2007 when power changes were made (new body style GMT 900)

Snow is right on with this.

BTW, Luveyes if they're gettin 11mpg towing they aren't towing much! Pull it hard and you'll get 6-8mpg. I know of two that pull with 6.0s in 2500s, one being an 09 with the 6 speed and the other in an 04 with the 4 speed and niether can go to make a round trip to Indian hills from Minot on a single tank. Both stop in garrison to refuel. Trust me that doesn't equal 11mpg! They are both towing substantial fifthwheels with boats behind.

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YarcraftStorm Said:

snow Said:
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Does'nt your 1500HD have 3.73 gears? rather than 4.10's...less rpm's= better mpg's.Just about every HD truck out there will average 12mpg's prior to 2007 when power changes were made (new body style GMT 900)

Snow is right on with this.

BTW, Luveyes if they're gettin 11mpg towing they aren't towing much! Pull it hard and you'll get 6-8mpg. I know of two that pull with 6.0s in 2500s, one being an 09 with the 6 speed and the other in an 04 with the 4 speed and niether can go to make a round trip to Indian hills from Minot on a single tank. Both stop in garrison to refuel. Trust me that doesn't equal 11mpg! They are both towing substantial fifthwheels with boats behind.

I have no idea why the Suburban is the ONLY full sized rig with a 40ish gallon fuel tank. 

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I currently own a 07 6.0L   2500...    I'd have to agree on your first post that mine isn't the best highway MPG but it sure does a heck of a job towing.   It's for sale if you're interested... haha  '07 6.0L LT ext. cab s.box B&W hitch   30k miles

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Yar,

The heaviest load I have hauled with my pickup was the snowmobile trailer with three sleds and two ice houses.  Assuming that is heavier than my 17' fiberglass tiller.  Maybe it isn't?  Nah, has to be because she had a little more squat to her than usual.  On a short 40 mile ish pull I averaged I think around 10.5 or 11.3 (the trips are getting lumped together...need to write that stuff down in a log!).  Um and that included my idiot self and not taking the pickup out of 4 wheel drive when I got out of the muddy and slick hills!  Ha ha, whoops!

Point is, yeah, I haven't hauled anything of significant size.  Like I said, I don't think the 1500 HD it is heavy enough to handle a 5th wheel.  Maybe just the 5th wheel but tagging on all the crap a guy hauls to the lake and the addition of the boat, I just don't know if it has enough.  Anyone load down a 1500HD with that type of a load and like it?


 

 

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Horsager Said:

YarcraftStorm Said:

snow Said:
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Does'nt your 1500HD have 3.73 gears? rather than 4.10's...less rpm's= better mpg's.Just about every HD truck out there will average 12mpg's prior to 2007 when power changes were made (new body style GMT 900)

Snow is right on with this.

BTW, Luveyes if they're gettin 11mpg towing they aren't towing much! Pull it hard and you'll get 6-8mpg. I know of two that pull with 6.0s in 2500s, one being an 09 with the 6 speed and the other in an 04 with the 4 speed and niether can go to make a round trip to Indian hills from Minot on a single tank. Both stop in garrison to refuel. Trust me that doesn't equal 11mpg! They are both towing substantial fifthwheels with boats behind.

I have no idea why the Suburban is the ONLY full sized rig with a 40ish gallon fuel tank. 

Horsager,

Me either.


 

 

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After snochix's email I went back and looked at the first post.  Um, sorry folks, I thought Trax was looking at a 1500 HD.  Nope, he's looking at a 2500.  So, here ends my ranting and raving.  I haven't a clue on the 2500 as I don't have personal expierence nor anyone that really has one.  Sorry!!!!!


 

 

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Yarcrafts,

The one with the 2500 has pulled hellish goosenecks (up to 36ft) with tractors, sandbags, etc,  for a load and the milage dropped to about 6.  The guy with the 1500HD pulls a 16ft enclosed loaded with beef (post processing- approx 4k lbs), a 20ft glass boat, and a 22ft pontoon and gets 11.

So you are correct.  Pull anything of "significant" weight and milage will drop proportionately.  Pulling what 98% of us pull (sleds, boats, enclosed decoy trailers, etc) from my research 10-11 is pretty norm with both platforms at reasonable highway speeds.  As we all know speed is a major factor in the equasion as well.

Either way they are better for pulling, better milage, and much safer pulling than my current rig.  I just this AM found an 02 Ford 3/4 ton Super Duty with the 7.3 diesel, 3:73s, new tires, a few extras for looks, buckets, cold air intake, and 109k for about $17k..... in 1 of my top 2 color preferences!   Now to talk the wife into it.  Cross you fingers.....

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Tim....I think you know what I pull for a 5th wheel & boat, 34 ft. w/3 slides (medium-heavy) and the Yar. I'm running a 2003 1500 HD and it handles it just fine. Mostly on the level though.

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Tim, I didn't catch the year of you're truck but to be honost the GM 1500HDs were basically a rebadaged 2500 with a few od ball parts so most of you're assumptions are probably fairly accurate depending on the year of truck. the new 6.0s with the 6 speed auto are deffinately a step up from the older 6.0s and 4 speeds!
 
It's kinda funny to watch how the manufactures market different vehicles. GM rebadged a 2500 to make a 1500 HD, Ford put heaver axles and leafs under the F150
to make a light duty F250 (early 2000s) before doing away with it, and then fords F250 Super Dutys were the same as an F350 single rear wheel with F250 badging, a different door sticker, and a 2" taller rear suspension block (which a pair can be had from ford for $100), all else being the same! GM on the other hand had the 1500 HDs and 2500s which were very wimilar and there 3500 could only be had as a dually.

Personally, I think both are wrong, make the F150/1500 with no HD option, make the 2500/F250 an HD single rear wheel and make the 3500 the standard dually, and then ford can still market the F450 differently since it comes with a differently tuned diesel, 19.5" wheels, the wide front end and heavier axles with deeper gearing and heavier suspension. But hey, who am I to try and make things a little more clear for the buyer!

You GM guys want the burb tank, us Ford guys would like to get the same tank in the short box superduty's as the long box gets (29 gal vs 36 gal). I'mm willing to bet they could both make bigger tanks with little fuss or cost increase! I know it can be done because transfer flow makes under bed tanks for both!

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moby,

Yeah, I know what you run with.

How's it feel driving?  You feel light in the rear-end or like the load is driving you instead of the pickup driving it?  Guess I don't know why I ask since you said it handles it okay.  Only way I will find out is to get a plate and try it myself eh!!  That purchase is down the road though.


 

 

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Timmer's,your doing okay with the facts,your 1500HD has the same powertrain as the 2500,same motor and tranny,only difference is the GVWR rating,yours is 8600GVWR and the 2500 is 9200 GVWR.

BTW guys its been a long while since the subs had a 40gal fuel tank,since the redesign they now have a 31gallon tank.

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Yar,

My pickup is the 2006.  I now nothing of how GM did their pickups or whoever (Ford, Dodge) etc.  Like I told another in a PM I am pretty unknowledgeable on the ins and outs of today's pickups.  My contribution is just from me driving the 1500HD for about a year now.


 

 

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snow,

Do the 2500 mostly come out to the dealer floor with the 4:10s or the 3:73?


 

 

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Timmer's,

Std gears from 2007 and up (new body style 07) are 3.73 and they have a 6spd tranny with manuel capabilities and tranny breaking just like the allison in the diesel powertrain.

Tim

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Well, I'm going to take a look at one on Friday.  We'll see what we come up with.  Appreciate the responses.  Thanks!

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